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View Poll Results: On A Scale Of 1 Through 10 How Bad Would You Say The Crime/Murder Rate Is In Sacramento ?
10 3 13.64%
9 1 4.55%
8 4 18.18%
7 8 36.36%
6 1 4.55%
5 2 9.09%
4 0 0%
3 1 4.55%
2 0 0%
1 2 9.09%
Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-26-2008, 04:13 AM
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With 10 being the worst.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:25 AM
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Your poll has a flaw

I have to assess ALL of Sacramento - Or ALL of the Sac Valley?

If you asked me the murder rate in South Sac - I'd say 10, if you ask me Folsom I'd say zero or 1, if you asked me Midtown - I'd say 5 (maybe less depending)

So when you say "Sacramento" you are looking at WAY TOO MANY areas to make a clear decision. I picked 7 - only because South Sac is horrible and is the majority of where those crimes happen, and it does seep into other spots
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Old 10-26-2008, 12:09 PM
Location: Sacramento, Ca
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I chose 7. I moved to Sacramento from Richmond, Ca. a few years back. While Richmond had places and situations that perhaps made me feel unsafe, Sacramento seemed to have a lot more petty crime. My room mate had the exhaust cut off his truck, if we left anything out on the porch it was almost guaranteed to be stolen overnight. Often we'd see theft and fights at the store across the street. This was in the Arden area. Meth seemed to be the culture in the area. So, while I was less fearful of being stabbed or shot, I feared more for my possesions and theft.
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Old 10-26-2008, 12:16 PM
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The Poll probably will give you NO significantly useful data.

Instead try sites like this which COMPARE actual crime data between cities and the national average in MULTIPLE categories
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Your asking a non random group of people to give their personal view on crime based upon their own experiences. As an example if most of the people who answer are Mennonites they will rank Crime at an 11. If they are Gang Bangers newly arrivals from Tijuana then they will rank crime as a 1.

Also as CityGirl72 pointed out the area will color the persons opinion. I know folks who live in Folsom who never go to south county and so thy would rank crime as a 2. I used to go pick up a friend in GParkway area 7 or so years back and IF it is as bad their now as it was then, then most of those residents would rank the crime rate as a 10.


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Old 10-26-2008, 01:13 PM
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I agree with citygirl, this poll is framed in such a way, where you aren't likely to get meaningful answers. There are wide variances in crime rates between different parts of the Sacramento region or in different parts of the cities with in the Sacramento region. If you live in Del Paso Heights, Meadowview or Oak Park, your perception of the danger of Sacramento will be very different than if you live in Gold River, Rancho Murrieta or Granite Bay.
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:15 PM
Location: southern california
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its not bad bek i have not become a statistic yet. but if i was a sacra meth dealer it would be just awful. when its you that gets shot, the stats are always way too high. its not the measurement of violent crime that needs to happen it is its eradication that needs to happen.
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:32 PM
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When Psuedoephedrine was put behind the pharmistists counter, my understanding was a lot of the meth labs basically moved out of the Central Valley because they no longer had access to the raw materials. In terms of useage, I think the meth crisis has pretty much spread throughout California. I recall reading a few years ago about homosexuals using poppers and meth and how that was a factor in the spread of HIV, so I wouldn't be suprised if meth was now a bigger problem in the bay area than the valley.
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:25 PM
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Such a survey might provide useful information if your objective is to get an idea of the perception of crime among City-Data forum users.
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:00 PM
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I am not even sure how valid it is for that purpose. People who read this forum probably live in different parts of the region. At best you have people's perceptions of their own neighborhood and how safe they feel there.
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:08 PM
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If you live in Oak Park you'd say 10 and attribute it to violent crimes and shootouts. If you live in Rocklin you'd say 1 and attribute it to neighborhood kids smashing your pumpkin and the back window of your Prius getting knocked out once, three years ago, even though nothing from your car was stolen.
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